After more than 25 years from the indictments and a trial lasting several weeks, a jury in a federal court in New York found R. Kelly guilty of sexual abuse charges. The singer still does not plead guilty.
The New York trial of R. Kelly (actually Robert Sylvester Kelly) began on August 18. The singer does not confess to committing any of the alleged offenses.
Among them was a racketeering charge which portrayed Kelly as the leader of a criminal group “hunting young women and teenagers” later sexually abused. The next eight charges against him related to trafficking in human beings for sexual purposes.
A jury in a federal court in Brooklyn found 54-year-old Kelly guilty of all nine counts against him.
The singer’s attorney said he and his client are considering appealing and are disappointed with the verdict.
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